The entry of a new low-fare airline, and the price war that has erupted between budget carriers, may lead to “someone getting hurt”, John Morrison, CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa warned last week. Morrison’s comments came as a new airline, 1Time, started selling tickets for the Johannesburg to Cape Town route., Read More

European airlines are bracing themselves for a ruling from the European Commission next Tuesday which could have a negative impact on the growth of cheap no-fills services in Europe. The Commission is expected to say that the Dublin-based operator, Ryanair, is getting a subsidy that breaks European Union market rules, on its services to, Read More

The European Union has reached a deal which will allow the creation of EU-wide ‘blacklists’ of unsafe airlines. The issue has been under scrutiny since a Flash Airlines plane banned in Switzerland crashed into the Red Sea on 3 January, killing 148 people. The EU deal was unveiled at a news conference in Brussels, Read More

Expanding on the power and cost savings it already provides to businesses and their travelers, Travelocity Business today announced that it is the first online agency to let companies’ travelers book Amtrak rail trips online, along with all other air, car and hotel options. The comprehensive online options from Travelocity Business are a key, Read More

Because of ice and snow in Chicago and the Northeast region, American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection have announced travel options for customers whose plans may be affected by the weather. The increased flexibility allows customers to avoid potential inconvenience caused by the weather, which could affect flight operations.

Winter weather conditions continue to affect US Airways operations as a new weather system is expected to reach New York City overnight. Customers should expect delays as we de-ice aircraft and work closely with airports to get runways and taxiways cleared. Travelers also could see some flights at other airports delayed due to these, Read More

America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) and LSG Sky Chefs announced today that they will begin offering food for sale on select flights on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004. America West was the first airline to test the concept of selling food on flights in January 2003, and has now reached an agreement with LSG Sky, Read More

China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055), the largest airline in The People’s Republic of China has been listed as the 9th best informatization enterprise company in China according to a new survey posted in Beijing. China’s National Informatization Evaluation Center (NIEC) released its first annual list of the Top 500 Chinese Informatization Enterprises, Read More

Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Boullioun Aviation Services Inc. (www.boullioun.com), one of the world’s premier aircraft operating lessors, reached a significant milestone today with Boullioun taking delivery of its 50th new Boeing 737 at Boeing Field near Seattle. The Boeing 737-800 took off en route to a long-term lease with Air Europa, a leading Spanish carrier., Read More

America West (NYSE: AWA) announced today that it will bring its business-friendly fares and outstanding service to Page, Ariz., on May 16, 2004 with the initiation of one-stop service between Phoenix and Page. America West Express, operated by Air Midwest, will provide daily roundtrip flights utilizing the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. The flights will, Read More